Students from state board are finding it very difficult to complete with ISC and CBSE students. Admission to Higher Secondary is based on marks obtained.
The cut-offs of many colleges end up in 90s.
"We will soon send notifications to all colleges and inform them about the 10% increase in seats in all the departments," said education minister Bratya Basu.
A senior higher education department official questioned, "Last year the cutoff marks did not go below 90% for English honours courses in some colleges. How can HS students compete when there is a clear directive of making no discrimination between boards?" The increase in seats is likely to address this problem to some extent.
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